Re: [sixties-l] Re: Hitchins on Nader

From: monkerud (
Date: 11/28/00

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    Okay, I'm pissed. I voted for the lesser of two evils and in the tradition
    of America, the majority wins. My vote was in the majority and now some
    peckerwoods in Florida are screwing around with the vote to give the
    election to Bush.
    And I'm protesting the Bushes bringing in Republicans to disrupt the vote
    counting. (Sorry Marty, I'm not pissed with you but your logic doesn't
    hold. I would still protest the Nazis "civil disobedience" to attack the
    This is not longer between Gore and Bush, the way the news media is trying
    to set it up. It's about me.. it's about my vote... and my vote isn't
    counting! I would like to see a revote.
    Best, Don
    >I have to admit that that was my first thought too. Neo-fascists
    >intimidating  the election officials in Dade. But if they were lefty
    >protestors, they'd not be intimidating?  Though our causes may have been
    >just, we on the left have been a helluva lot more intidimating.
    > I don't believe the protestors caused Dade to stop the count. The Mayor
    >is a right-wing Democrat, a Cuban, who is about to become a Republican. He
    >hates the Clintonians cause of the Elian case. And the Cubans have little
    >sympathy for non-Cuban minority voters. This was backroom politics, not
    >demonstrators, calling the shots.
    > More to the point, those of us who advocate militant demonstrations can't
    >cry foul  when the other side takes to the street. We can argue about
    >their politics, but not their right to direct action.
    > Marty
    > At 06:12 PM 11/24/2000 -0800, you wrote: >I'm afraid we're just starting
    >to see the grief that Bush will cause. Does >anyone else fear the
    >neo-fascist protesters in Dade County who have now >intimidated the
    >election officials from counting the ballots? Talk about a >stolen
    >election... how many years have the votes been thrown out to favor >one
    >candidate or the other? Any statistics kept on this? Or is this the >first
    >time the old cranky machinery for counting votes failed in Florida? > >The
    >local paper has photos, Bush or Revolution... but then American >politics
    >have always been ugly. Those who have the strongest stomachs >win.... I'm
    >afraid. > > >best, Don Monkerud >Santa Cruz > > >>-----Michael Rossman
    >wrote: >> >> >>>So did >>>their stupidity in otherwise muting and
    >center-izing his campaign. > >> >> >>But is it not probable that moving
    >away from the center would have cost Gore >>more votes than it would have
    >gained him.  Holding contsant all other >>possible factors, it is
    >indisputable that had Nader not run, Gore would have >>won an unambiguous
    >victory in Florida and the nation would have been spared >>a good deal of
    >grief, especially if Bush does eke out a victory. >> >>Tony Edmonds >>Ball
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